Headlines about Pra Group (NASDAQ:PRAA) have trended very positive this week, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a division of Accern, scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pra Group earned a news impact score of 0.56 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 50 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Several equities research analysts recently commented on PRAA shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Pra Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods started coverage on Pra Group in a report on Wednesday, May 24th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $38.00.
Shares of Pra Group (NASDAQ PRAA) opened at 36.50 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.69 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.80 and a beta of 1.49. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $34.59 and its 200 day moving average price is $36.13. Pra Group has a one year low of $21.93 and a one year high of $42.70. Pra Group (NASDAQ:PRAA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 9th. The business services provider reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $206.56 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $198.48 million. Pra Group had a return on equity of 17.26% and a net margin of 15.87%. The business’s revenue was down 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.85 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that Pra Group will post $2.05 earnings per share for the current year.
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